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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:44 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump- ... anta-claus
and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus

"The modern Santa Claus grew out of traditions surrounding the historical Saint Nicholas (a fourth-century Greek bishop and gift-giver of Myra), the British figure of Father Christmas and the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas (himself also based on Saint Nicholas)." 8)

:idea: That Santa derived from the historical Saint Nicholas is sufficient supporting evidence that belief in Santa may be perpetuated for millennia ... for the Spirt of Santa emerges every season within the efforts (and generosity) of millions of "Santa's helpers".

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:29 am

Re: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... k-now.html

"She is believed to be the earliest surviving premature baby"
"Many hospitals do not recommend resuscitating babies born before 22 weeks because they have such a low rate of survival"

:idea: Apparently, life begins at conception ...
with physical nurturing the only requirement until womb-independent survival is possible. :o

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:55 pm

Re: https://www.debka.com/mivzak/israeli-of ... s-in-time/

"An Israeli official, confirming the Tuesday night air strike in Syria, said Russia had been alerted in time"

:idea: So ... the Chinese are right! There is an "Art of War". :roll:

In this case, notify the Russians (removing the element of surprise) who can prep for accurate interception of all ïncoming ... and therefore test their new systems. Apparently, modern war is all about continuing practice with military sales benefit ... with occasional "collateral damage" ...
aka "being in the wrong place at the wrong time". ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:10 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/stan ... index.html

"Aviointeriors compared the seating position to that of a horseback rider, pointing out
that cowboys can sit on saddles for hours without feeling uncomfortable."

:idea: Of course, "sit on saddles for hours" includes lotsa activity on that horse
... activity that helps prevent deep vein thrombosis, etc. ;)

:shock: However, stand-up seats are the final step to stacked coffin "seating"
(sleeping pills and catheters optional, but recommended). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:09 pm

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 431580002/

"Ali was delivered via a scheduled C-section."

99 out of 100 mom's would agree! :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:27 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/most- ... udy-claims

"Before the first month of the year has even come to an end,
most people have given up on their annual commitment to themselves." :o

:idea: Thus, my current New Year's logic:
Setting goals after January 12 is best! :roll:
(11 more days to decide) ;)

"Dr. Campos explained that answering five specific questions
can give you a push in the right direction." :finger:

:idea: My favorite question: "How will you celebrate your victories?"
(about losing weight): Eat a pint of ice cream with walnuts and whipped cream 8)
... maybe each day for the 12 days when this was legal. :lol:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:29 pm

Re: https://www.sciencealert.com/washington ... composting

"People from all over the state who wrote to me are very excited
about the prospect of becoming a tree or having a different alternative"

:bana: Who knew?! Have a fruit* named after you ... and it's really you! :roll:
Consider locker room chatter: "My ex is a real Fortunella Kumquat!"

* Wikipedia: "forming the now historical genus Fortunella"

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:44 am

Re: https://reviewster.com/long-cbd-oil-stay-system/

"some studies suggest that if you have been treating the patient for 6-8 weeks,
it can take 6-8 days, and it can show up in the drug test too." :shock:

If you're close to retirement (some companies disqualify retirees when possible), ;)
CBD oil showing up in a surprise drug test would be difficult to explain ...
unless you can prove it's an ingredient at your 5-star restaurant. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:24 pm

2019, Day 2, morning meditation ...

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/02/health/m ... index.html

"Say goodbye to refined sugar and flour except on rare occasions.
Fats other than olive oil, such as butter, are consumed rarely, if at all.
Meat can make a rare appearance, usually only to flavor a dish." :o

:scratch: Who knew?! There's a subtle grammar lesson ...
"Fish" is plural or singular, depending on the verb: :?

1. "Fish are a staple." and 2. "Fish is a staple."
are both correct but with nuanced meanings:
1. "Fish", the types of aquatic animals that have gills and swim.
2. "Fish", the type of food that is (are ;) ) aquatic animals that swim.

:scratch: So, which of these is correct?
I know I'll be healthy if all I eat are fish :!:
I know I'll be healthy if all I eat is fish :!:

:idea: Apparently ...
Neither, if nutrition statements :!:
Both, if grammar statements :!:

:roll I know I'll need more protein today ...
But in my home, "Eggs is a staple." (or "Eggs are a staple."?)
Dunno :!: I'll eat one of each to be certain. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:39 pm

Re: https://www.reviewed.com/laundry/featur ... rs-quickly

"my husband and I end up washing dishes by hand for days" :(

:idea: Only on the weekends ... if you use the Rinse 'n Stack method.
(rinse with hot soapy water for best Stackin') ;)

Of course, you might need a few sets of pots, plates, 'n utensils
... and disposable cups, plates, 'n utensils for guests. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:07 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/05/asia/gia ... index.html

"Massive tuna nets $3.1 million at Japan auction" :shock:

:idea: Neither tiny tuna nor tiny price, but ...
this might reap 3.1 million tiny slices at $1.00 each
(actually more, considering restaurant overhead ...
after washing 3.1 million tiny plates). :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:31 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-man- ... police-say

"The victim began to flail around trying to get the defendant off him
at which point the defendant went outside and awaited law enforcement"

:scratch: Something's fishy about this "news" - No anchovies wanted?
Or maybe son didn't know how else dad participated. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:57 pm

Re: https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/awa ... ce-n955506

"Bale’s speech is icing on the cake. These award shows are not even meant to entertain anymore,
they seem to be meant to scold and lecture."

Well ... as long as you can turn off the TV, these award shows can be entertaining ...
by pressing the Mute and Off buttons. ;)

:idea: Tip: For greater entertainment ...
Turn On the program several times and turn it Off. :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:12 am

Re: http://thesmokinggun.com/buster/contrab ... nks-482093

:bana: The stories people tell! ...
suggesting "thesmokingbum" as a more descriptive URL :roll:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:59 am

Re: http://healthimpactnews.com/2019/20000- ... ire-earth/

"20,000 Satellites for 5G to be Launched Sending Focused Beams of Intense Microwave Radiation Over Entire Earth" :shock:
"In local urban communities there would be a cell tower approximately every 500 feet along every street." :shock:

"This means that they will send tightly focused beams of intense microwave radiation at each specific 5G device that is on the Earth and each device will send a beam of radiation back to the satellite." (more accurately, this intense radiation will be spread evenly and the 5G devices will receive it wherever they are) ;)

"These beams of radiation will also need to be strong enough to pass through walls and human flesh such as a hand or head" :(

:idea: Bottom line: Intense 5G radiation will be the environmental norm for city and urban communities
(rural living is looking more attractive every day). :roll

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:33 am

Re: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/08/tech/imp ... index.html

"When you take raw beef it really doesn't have much flavor. When you start to cook it, with no spices, it starts to get its flavor."
"The scientists found that a high concentration of heme, a molecule in all foods, is the secret behind beef's unique taste."

Re: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heme
"The word heme is derived from Greek αἷμα haima meaning blood."

:scratch: Who knew :?: :!:
This "blood" molecule is in all foods. Bloody tasty!
... and suggesting that plants have blood? :?

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Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:03 am

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 521765002/

"students at Creekside Middle School reported 'suspicious behavior by the substitute that was taking place behind' the teacher's desk."
"we are not aware of any students being exposed to any nudity" ... "Abraham's father, Rick, told The Enquirer ...
'I don't think what they saw is what really was happening'" :?

So ... the substitute teacher was (allegedly) making suspicious motions (or noises?) behind the desk,
motions/noises that were believed to be the arousing activity? :shock:

I would have suspected critters that cause intense itching. :roll:

:idea: Apparent lesson (even from national politics):
What happens behind the desk does not stay behind the desk. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:48 pm

Re: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pari ... index.html

"Twins Mike and Stéphane Saada told the AFP news agency that they were having to close for financial reasons."

:idea: Probably the cost of larger napkins to cover up what can't be sent to dry cleaning
... and the restaurant prefers not to reuse these nappies. ;)

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Re: World Views

Post by Sandy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:13 am

Hi Rod,
Will you please check your private messages.
Just a reminder for everyone reading. No posts relating to politics are allowed on the board.

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:33 am

Sandy,

I'm persuaded to agree - stepping away from controversial places seems best
... and was my nature decades ago. Freely flowing words will be tamed. ;)

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Post by Sandy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:22 pm

Rod, my friend... Your words flow fine... I wouldn't want you to change a thing...Be true to yourself and follow your inner guidance and we are blessed. ( Just no politics :lol: )
With Love and a please forgive my grumpiness hug,
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Post by Amigoo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:23 pm

Re: https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/co ... shelf-life

Sorry, sold out :!: But consider serious (and economical) survival food:
:idea: Unpopped popcorn saved alongside olive oil, salt, and cheese flavoring
... since nutritional fiber is important, satisfying, and reduces hunger. 8)

Cooking required (try pan poppin' o' er an open fire) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

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Re: World Views

Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:17 am

Re: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/201 ... 385966002/

"Basically most of your diet will be comprised of vegetables, good fats and nuts and seeds." :|

"A vegan diet is refraining from eating all animal products or byproducts – no meat, eggs, cheese, yogurt and sometimes gelatin.
A paleo diet is a nutritional plan that mimics how people used to eat in the Paleolithic era 2.5 million years ago." :roll:

:scratch: Isn't this contradiction to evolutionary (progressive) change of diets :?: :!:
And that a wide variety of foods is best with no food type in excess :?: :!:
And all foods properly prepared ... but not overcooked, etc. :?: :!:

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Post by Sandy » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:24 am

That's a lot of macaroni and Cheese. :shock: Frankly I prefer your pop corn idea, Rod. I could live off of the stuff indefinitely... no problem. :)
I'm wondering how long dried beans can save. I discovered a half refrigerator full of all kinds of different dried beans that I had forgotten about in the garage. The "fridge"wasn't plugged in. But it has remained closed for at least 5 years. (long story... :roll: )

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Post by Amigoo » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:46 pm

Re: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/jilli ... -keto-diet

"Michaels said eating more vegetables is always a good choice, but that carbs are 'not actually the devil.' "
"The key is: whole grain, go organic whenever possible so you’re not getting pesticides and all the processed rubbish"

:!: Rarely discussed is that the body enters ketosis when starved of those related nutrients
... and this is why ketosis works (evolutionary planning for periods of nutrient starvation). ;)
... but the same evolution assumes common foods starvation won't persist for years
(that's evolutionary planning called the "short life diet"). :roll:

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